November: the month of eating leftover Halloween candy and preparing for the start of rotating holiday family dinners. Big family meals are always a bit chaotic, especially when factoring in newborns, babies, infants, or toddlers, along with out of town guests! But, it’s not impossible to tackle these dinners, we promise.
We have gathered together our favorite items that make organizing and implementing holiday gatherings around the dining room table easier. And what parent doesn’t like easier?
- Stokke Tripp Trapp: This chair will truly grow with your child, which will always keep them at the table with the whole family, giving your little one the opportunity to continue to learn and develop alongside you! When used with the Tripp Trapp Baby Set and harness, the chair becomes a revolutionary high chair! The intelligent, adjustable design allows freedom of movement with both depth- and height adjustable seat- and foot-plates. When adjusted correctly, your child is ensured a comfortable (for extra comfort add in a seat cushion) and ergonomic seating position at any age! We promise the whole family – kids and adults alike – will love this chair!
- EZPZ Happy Bowl: Much like the Happy Mat (which we’re also obsessed with), the Happy Bowl is an all-in-one placemat AND bowl made from 100% high quality silicone. It suctions directly to the table and fits most high chair trays, making it easily interactive, but also difficult for tiny hands to tip over. Fill this bowl up with all your little one’s favorite mealtime favorites!
- Little Unicorn Classic Bib Set: Made of 3 layers of 100% ultra-soft deluxe muslin, these classic bibs will be a family favorite, and also grow to fit your baby from infant to 3T. The modern patterns from Little Unicorn will brighten up anyone’s mealtime!
- Comotomo baby bottles: For smaller ones, we love Comotomo baby bottles due to the innovative and sensible design that most closely mimics natural breastfeeding. The bottles are naturally shaped and soft, thanks to the 100% safe hygienic medical grade silicone bottle and silicone nipples, which are ideal for babies who have trouble transitioning from nursing to bottle feeding. Additionally, the bottles are equipped with two innovative vents that are smartly designed to prevent colic, while completely eliminating annoying leaks. These bottles are safe for the microwave, boiling water, dishwashers, and sterilizers!
- b.box Sippy Cup: Whether your kiddo is seated at the table or on the go, the b.box Sippy Cup is the perfect cup for them! Not only is a free of BPA, Phthalates, and PVC, the weighted straw allows kids to drink from the sippy cup at any angle. The easy-grip handles encourage independence, which you’ll love when trying to prep meals and entertain.
- Bambu baby spoons or spork: These natural organic bamboo utensils are a great alternative to plastic! Designed to suit little hands, the utensils are lightweight and stronger than wood. Even better, they’re all coated with a natural food-safe oil finish, making them naturally stain-resistant, anti-microbial, and safe!
- Plan Toys Veggie and Fruit set: We all know that our little ones love mimicking adults, so while you’re chopping, slicing, and dicing, allow your kiddo to copy you with this wooden toy set. The fruits and vegetables are easily "cut" in half with the wooden knife. For their growing imaginations, watch them make wild creations by putting halves of different fruits or veggies together, all the while promoting fine motor skills. Made from sustainable rubber wood and coated with a non-toxic finish and vegetable dye, this set is perfect for 18+ months.
- Sili Squeeze with Eeeze: If your child loves store-bought food pouches or has graduated from bottles to sippy cups and straws, this will be the perfect fit for him or her! The Sili Squeeze with Eeeze is a reusable squeeze pouch with a free-flowing nipple spout. It’s eco-friendly and toxin-free, giving you one less thing to worry about when nourishing your child. All materials are made of certified food-safe materials that are free of BPA, Phthalates, and PVC.
- Stokke Flexi Bath: We’ve all seen it...the extreme mess that kids create when eating and feeding themselves. And if the kitchen sink or bathroom are also a mess or overcrowded by people, rest assured there is a solution! The Stokke Flexi Bath is a lightweight, foldable baby bath suitable from birth to four years that you can use anywhere. The space saving design makes it easy to store and convenient to use just about anywhere. You’ll thank us later!
- Baby K'tan Original Baby Wrap: For your tiniest loves, keep them close and calm through the excitement! The Baby K’tan Original Baby Wrap is made of a 100% natural cotton with unique one-way stretch.The soft fabric will provide ergonomic positioning for healthy infant development, while evenly distributing weight across your back and shoulders for comfort. The carrier offers six positions, from birth and up, for use with babies 8-35 lb.. but be sure to consult your pediatrician for preemies. The baby wrap is a great way to keep little ones close through all the chaos, while making it possible for parents to still get everything done!